For the first time in several years, there was no separate championship in the Omloop van Vlaanderen for the historic class and the modern cars. It looked like the competitors in the historic cars couldn’t care less as they showed up in big numbers. Unfortunately one of the Porsche protagonists in Belgian Historic Rally, Glenn Janssens wasn’t present.
The 2day race consist of several stages, 18 in total to be precise. 3 of them were on Friday evening, the other 15 on Saturday. Unfortunately, Saturday morning didn’t start very well, as a helicopter crashed with 2 fatalities as a consequence. Our deepest condoleances to the families of Lieven Ghekiere en rallypilot John Deconinck, the belgian rally world lost 2 very passionate people.
Kris Princen dominated this complete rally, assuring him the victory in a Subaru. Freddy Loix finished 2nd, which was enough for him to assure his Belgian Championship, the very first Championship victory for Skoda Belgium.
First Porsche was a Porsche 997 GT3 with Matthias Viaene behind the wheel. This results was to his own surprise, as it was his first appearance after 2 years of absence. Viaene was surprised about the potential the Porsche 997 has too. Paul Lietaer raced to victory in the Historics class in a Ford Escort.
Pictures : Wilfried Geerts